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Braves place Chris Johnson on DL, call up Mike Foltynewicz

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The Atlanta Braves placed third baseman Chris Johnson on the disabled list Thursday night and called up pitcher Mike Foltynewicz who will get the start on Friday.

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Chris Johnson suffered a hand fracture during Thursday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds and was placed on the disabled list following the game. Johnson suffered the injury on a stolen base attempt in the fourth inning.

Johnson will be replaced on the roster by right hander Mike Foltynewicz who will make his first start for the Braves in Friday's game against the Reds.

It had been expected that Atlanta would call up Foltynewicz to make Friday's start when Trevor Cahill made an appearance in relief on Wednesday. After an up and down spring training, Foltynewicz was off to a strong start at Gwinnett allowing just five earned runs in 21 2/3 innings to go along with 30 strikeouts.